In recent weeks, the issue of leaked AP exam questions has dominated discussions on various social media platforms, particularly among prospective international students.
On the afternoon of May 5th, the alleged leak of AP Microeconomics questions went viral on social media, triggering widespread discussions among netizens. The incident was ignited by the uploading of a “Predictive AP Microeconomics Test” by a certain blogger just before the AP Microeconomics exam took place that day. On the same day, suspicions of a leaked A-Level exam also surfaced.
And when the netizens put forward the “leak” illegal, and with the continuous fermentation of the incident and even began to openly buy and sell the “AP prediction question,” the “originator” still continued to “leak.”
This recent “scandalous operation” has caused a major uproar, stirring up a storm of reactions.
For the vast number of test-takers, this situation is nothing short of infuriating. After years of investing time, energy, and significant amounts of money into studying, they find themselves facing the reality that a few minutes of memorizing answers right before the exam could make all the difference. It’s enough to drive anyone crazy!
But what exactly is the AP (Advanced Placement) exam?
The AP (Advanced Placement) exam, known as “美国大学先修课程” in Chinese, is a program administered by The College Board, offering college-level courses in high schools. It is primarily designed for high school students who plan to pursue undergraduate studies in the United States but is open for instruction worldwide, including within the United States.
AP test scores can be converted into credit, offset by the corresponding course credit after the day study in the United States. Being tied to credits means being able to complete credits early and graduate early. However, due to its high test difficulty and credibility, it is conducive to the applicants to enhance their competitiveness.
How can such a test, which is not a necessary condition for applying to American universities, be a place of favoritism?
This year, “the most difficult application season in the history of the United States,” it can be said to be true.
With the “exit” of the global COVID-19, which lasted for three years, the study abroad market recovered again. In the quarter of 2023, the number of F1 student visas granted to the United States increased sharply, reaching 5,413, exceeding the number in the same period before the epidemic.
However, under this trend, the number of Chinese students enrolled in American colleges and universities has been declining year by year. The number of early application offers at eight Ivy League schools dropped to 131 from 171 last year. RD round offers also dropped to 190 from 261 last year.
In order to prevent such incidents from happening, it is necessary to limit the possibility of such incidents from the root.
This requires the official shot, optimize the transport mode of examination papers and set up a reward and punishment mechanism to effectively protect the safety of the examination.
People are doing days to see, rest assured that the official will be shot.
As the AP test leak continues to ferment, candidates have reported this behavior to the College board on Twitter. An official response has been received and an investigation will be launched into the incident.
After A-Level received the “leak” report, Cambridge Examinations Authority also issued a notice saying that it has actively monitored and investigated the content of social media. He said that the version circulated on the Internet was wrong, and if the examinee copied it, it would be found.
And candidates who verify that they purchased the test in violation of the regulations will be sued for malpractice and disqualified. He was banned from taking Cambridge exams for the next five years.
It can be seen that the government has zero tolerance for the phenomenon of favoritism in the examination. The results of the subsequent official investigation and whether the test results will be cancelled remain to be seen. But this incident is undoubtedly a heavy blow to the students of 2023.
Such seemingly “money ability” can take a shortcut behavior, in fact, is very short-sighted. Even if the moment is lucky not to be checked, this time bomb will not be detonated in the future? If problems are detected in the future, they may be warned or dismissed. It doesn’t pay to lose a student’s life for an exam.
There may only be one exam, but life still has a long way to go. Treat yourself sincerely, do not abandon yourself, and running to win is to win life.